By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna
To ensure quality service delivery for Nigerians, the federal government is working towards investing in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the health sector.
Dr Salma-Anas Ibrahim, the Special Adviser to the President on Health, made the pronouncement on Sunday in Abuja, during a dinner organised in her honour by the Southern Borno Stakeholders Forum.
She said that by leveraging the expertise and resources of the private sector, it would improve access to basic healthcare services for Nigerians.
Dr Salma-Anas said, “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration’s Renewed Hope Agenda is geared towards an effective universal healthcare coverage system and utilising the continuum in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
According to her, the president was very passionate about the concerns of women and children, and the health of Nigerians and thereby, appointed her to be his special adviser.
Dr Aminu Magashi, the Coordinator, Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN), stressed the need for a stronger synergy between the special adviser on health with the office of the national security adviser, the biosafety agency, and the health sector in general in order to improve the health security agenda in the country.
The Vice President Kashim Shettima noted that Dr Salma-Anas is one of the administration’s best, stressing that she has garnered a wealth of experience and exposure in Yemen, Egypt, and Somalia, among others.
He stated that she did very well in the health sector of Borno State, assuring that she would drive the process of change in the health sector of the country.